View From The Pines
Artist: Deb Reilly
"For Flame from Fire is a woodfired candleholder whose lines already dance like flames."
"Margo's Magnum, named for my mother on whose birthday it was built, displays a playful and evocative bigness."
"Tunnel Vision is an interactive piece that invites the viewer to question a limited perspective."
"My decision to choose ceramics as my craft about five years ago, has proven eminently satisfying. Almost limitless in scope, a lump of mud turns into something exciting under my hand.
I am a seeker of mastery, and a student of craftmanship through many workshops. I also love being an experimenter who ventures beyond the stigma of craft. The special joy of clay is its responsiveness to a variety of approaches.
I have discovered that trying to balance art and science means releasing control to the element of surprise. Surfaces, often organically, masquerade as diverse materials, and on them rivers of glaze flow freely and co-mingle.
I like to think of myself as playing rather than working with clay."